Love is universal, but tying the note is different everywhere. Each culture has it’s own wedding traditions and customs to make the special day even more special. What they all have in common is the need of expressing the bride’s beauty. A lot of them have developed unique beauty treatments especially made for the lucky girl. So, what are they?
We reveal the secret formulas of beauty from brides all over the world. Deriving from the ancient past, these all-time beauty tips are a must-know not solely for every bride but for every women too. Here are some of the advises from around the globe.
West Africa Gives Us the Perfect Skin Formula
The secret to the silky skin of African brides lays in the miracle product called African black soap. It is made from the ashes of plantain skin, cocoa pod and palm leaves, and palm oil from leaves or kernels. This composition of rare endemic ingredients make for it’s incredible skin nourishing benefits.
Croatian Women Recommend Lavender Oil
Given it’s properties as an antiseptic lavender oil has been used by Croatian brides for ages. It is known to inhibit the bacteria that cause the initial infection and greatly reduce the signs of scarring after the acne has begun to heal. Adding a small amount of lavender essential oil to other skin creams or ointments can greatly increase the potential for quick relief and healing.
Turkey – Rose Water
Turkish women traditionally use rose water as a home-made skin care product. They make it by boiling water and rose petals together, then letting it cool, but you can also buy it in the nearest drugstore. Rose water helps to hydrate, revitalize, moisturize, and smooth out the skin.
Red Lipstick For That French Look
Looking for that effortlessly chick and elegant French look for your wedding day? Ask any French woman what’s her favorite cosmetic product and the answer would be red lipstick, of course. We recommend using a lipstick with long-lasting formula so you won’t be replying it all day long.
Indian Brides Suggest Herbal Oil
Indian brides take great pride in their hair, and they claim the secret to long, shiny hair is a the Hesh Mahabhringraj Maka Herbal Hair Oil. To stimulate growth start massaging it into your scalp three months before your wedding and onto the ends of your hair to keep them healthy.
Egyptian Milk Bath
Coming straight from Cleopatra’s beautifying habits, milk baths are a great way of softening the skin and removing dead cells. To try the treatment at home, add 2 cups of powdered milk to your bath.
Italian women’s glossy locks are a no doubt thing of envy. So how do we learn their formula of hair perfection? Brides from all over Italy claim , the answer is right in your kitchen. By combining yogurt and olive oil and using the mixture as a conditioner they revive the hair and give it a healthy, shiny look.
Chile Says Red Grapes
For their luminous skin Chilean brides credit the antioxidant powers of red grapes. They create a paste by mashing up a handful of the fruit and adding 2 tablespoons of white flour. They then apply the mask to their face and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing it off. It will make the tired and fatigued skin disappear and give you an amazing glow.
Australian Brides Use Yarrow Root As a Skin Product
The anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and hydrating properties make the yarrow root a must-have skin care product for Australian women.
Pakistani Wedding Traditions Include Turmeric
Deeply rooted in Indian and Pakistani wedding traditions, as part of the beauty rituals for brides-to-be, turmeric is known as the essentials for perfect skin. Before a woman gets married, the women closest to her will make homemade mask called Uptan or Ubtan and apply it to her face and body as a cure-all that encourages skin clearing, brightening, and softening.